Bill Belichick's press conference idol

Bill Belichick's press conference idol
November 19, 2013, 6:00 pm
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No matter how hard Bill Belichick tries, he will never be able to match Rob Ford's ability to host historically awful press conferences. (AP)

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In case you were wondering, yes, Bill Belichick holds the best press conferences of anyone not named Rob Ford. But even allowing for Belichick’s heat vision after Monday’s loss at Carolina in which he was badly outcoached by referee Clete Blakeman, the fact remains that the difference between Ford and Belichick pressers is the difference between a Fiat Abarth and a Lamborghini Murcielago, and never forget that.

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The World Cup can solve a lot of its infrastructure and political problems right here and now by expanding the field to include Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Just him.

Hey, we’re trying to help where we can.

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Every time a team (in this case, the Golden State Warriors) says a guy’s head injury is no big deal and he’ll miss no time, assume said team is lying – because it almost always is. And almost always will lie.

[RELATED: Curry diagnosed with concussion, out Wednesday]

But what do you care? His plasticene-and-coil head giveaway is still scheduled for Wednesday.

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The Washington Post tells us the rollicking tale of the “highly localized D.C. area NFL fan” who saw a Virginia license plate with the legend “F RG3,” ratted to the Virginia DMV about it, and has since been inundated with abusive messages from other “highly localized D.C. Area NFL fans.”

This would fall under the broader category of “no rooting interest in this one.”

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Donte Whitner’s plan to change his surname to “Hitner” hit a snag when the judge/government functionary in charge of dealing with nutty requests said he has to be present to make his case. As a fallback position, Whitner has petitioned the NFL to have his name changed to “There Is No Foul On The Play For Unnecessary Roughness.”

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If you have some free time this weekend and are giving “being a dumbass at a sporting event” a thought, consider the guy in Buffalo who decided to slide down a railing at Rich Stadium Sunday, flipped over the side the upper deck and landed on another fan. First, he got hurt. Second, the Bills said he would no longer be allowed at any of their games. Then he got fired from his job as a digital art director. Now, according to the good folks (we’re assuming this, of course) at the Buffalo News, he now faces charges of third-degree assault and reckless endangerment.

The other fan was hospitalized but has been released. So there’s that. But it sounds like that’s all the “that” there is. In other words, go home and slide down your own damned railing.

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Quick, stand up if you said before Sunday, “I believe Matt McGloin can save Dennis Allen’s job.” And now that you’re up, we condemn you as a liar.

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It’s been 22 days already, and the narrative around the Brooklyn Nets is “Is this Jason Kidd’s fault?” Well, it is, because the average age of the team’s top 10 players is 31.6, and Kidd should have done something about that. Appalling.

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And finally, a reminder that the customer is always right as long as he or she makes enough of a stink. The Daily Mirror points out that one reader who bought Sir Alex Ferguson’s autobiography, aptly named “Alex Ferguson,” was sufficiently enraged by some 45 factual errors in the book that he e-mailed the publishers and got a refund, but better yet, a letter saying that 45 errors was actually post-correction:

“We did in fact go through several stages of fact-checking with this book, with a reading from within Manchester United as well as from a specialist football fact-checker,” the letter read. “ALTHOUGH A VERY LARGE NUMBER OF CORRECTIONS WERE MADE (our capitalization), we plainly did not pick up everything.”

“A very large number of corrections”? Makes you wonder if Sir Alex was there for the games he was at, doesn’t it?